The Bourbon Social: Buffalo Trace Brunch | Buffalo Trace Distillery

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To close out the weekend (October 6-9) with The Bourbon Social, the last event was the Buffalo Trace Distillery Brunch. Everyone loves brunch, and if you don’t, what kind of person are you?!?

Over the last week (October 6-9), there were four amazing events called, The Bourbon Social. The Bourbon Social is a festival celebrating the craft and culture of Bourbon and Southern food. Earlier this year, in February, April, and June were The Bourbon Social Presents… events (see: Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party).

For those that don’t know, Buffalo Trace is located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the United States. Even during Prohibition (1920-1933), they were still producing bourbon. They were allowed by the federal government to continue distilling bourbon for medicinal purposes. Only six distilleries were allowed to produce medicinal bourbon, and there were six million prescriptions written JUST IN Kentucky!

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The Bourbon Social: The Main Event | Tips For Bourbon Tasting Events

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Over the last week (October 6-9), there were four amazing events called, The Bourbon Social. The Bourbon Social is a festival celebrating the craft and culture of Bourbon and Southern food. Earlier this year, in February, April, and June were The Bourbon Social Presents... events (see: Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party). Out of the four events, I attended two; the one on Saturday and the one on Sunday.

What The Bourbon Social is about…

“Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, The Bourbon Social is a series of events celebrating Bourbon craft and culture, and the great people who share a love of America’s native spirit. Mix in a little Kentucky hospitality and the tasty foods we’re known for and you’ve got one helluvah party.

This series boasts a variety of events, for the bourbon enthusiast and the newcomer alike…. (and even something for those who were brought along, despite their not liking Bourbon)…. {yes, those people do exist} . From demos to tastings, pairing dinners and distillery brunches, tours and seminars, and so much more – there’s something for everyone and every budget. And if all this wasn’t enough – Kentucky is THE place to be each Fall, from picturesque Horse Farm tours, perfect weather, and the Keeneland Fall meet…. you won’t have enough time to cover all the sights!”

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Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party | The Bourbon Social

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Sorry, I took a hiatus from the blog, but I have been posting nonstop on IG (so, if you want to see it first, you can follow me there or on snapchat).

On June 19, The Bourbon Social put on a great event called, Beer Bourbon & Bacon Garden Party at the Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. The weather was perfect! It was such a great time with delicious food and probably the best Kentucky Mules that I have ever had! {The Mules were made with Bib and Tucker}. This garden party was all you can eat and drink. There were featured bourbon cocktails paired with bacon infused plates, and they also had bourbon aged beers. Let’s be honest. I was there for the bacon and bourbon. Like I said, my favorite was The

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